As a Scout who obtained the Star rank many years ago and spent 15+ years as an adult Scout leader, I want to chime in on this. The current situation really has nothing to do with discrimination against homosexuals. But, it has everything to do with integrity and adhering to the principles of your organization. As quoted in the article, when a Scout recites the oath, he pledges to do his duty to God and to obey the Scout Law, which means to be reverant. While Scouting does not mandate that any Scout adhere to Christian principles, I'm not aware of any western religions (and only a couple of eastern relgions) that doctrinally condone homosexuality. Ergo - a Scout cannot do his duty to God and simultaneously condone homosexuality.